Housing

Although the housing market in the Netherlands in general and the Nijmegen region in particular is really tight, we will do our utmost to find an apartment for you in the Nijmegen region. The market works in such a way that the agency we work with will start looking for a place some 1-3 months before your arrival.

Those who stay for less than a year, usually prefer to take a furnished apartment. If you stay longer, you can decide whether you prefer a furnished or unfurnished apartment.

As soon as you accept your professorship or fellowship, we will ask you for details concerning your housing wishes and send these to the real estate agency we work with. They will contact you directly.

You can pay the rent for your apartment from you allowance or wages. The agency will usually ask you to pay the first month’s rent and deposit in advance. If you need help with this, e.g. because international bank transfers are difficult from your country, we will be happy to advise and assist you. The agency’s fee will be covered by the Radboud Excellence Initiative.

Should you prefer to look for something yourself, please be careful about the kind of property you rent. At hotels, Airbnb and some privately let homes you could be unable to register with the City of Nijmegen. This means that you will not be able to obtain a social security number (BSN number), you won’t be able to open a Dutch bank account, you won’t be able to get a Dutch telephone subscription etc. Fellows might also not be entitled to the 30% ruling, which can have significant financial consequences. The same goes for being based across the border, in Germany. If you have plans to find accommodation yourself, please consult us before you make any decisions.